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Project Benefits

The Growth Deal outcomes for this scheme included accelerating growth in the local economy by building upon a unique cycle offer and encouraging new housing and employment to maximise the benefits of an extensive walking and cycle network, directly unlocking 1003 houses and supporting the modal shift required to deliver 3000 dwellings by 2030 and supporting the delivery of 536 new jobs. 

The expected benefits of the delivery of the Growth Deal bid will support the economic regeneration of Bodmin town centre through the management of congestion and the delivery of the Local Plan allocations. Furthermore, it is anticipated that the delivery of a ‘cycle town’ will benefit Bodmin from a visitor perspective as well as providing for sustainable transport in the local community. 

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Critical to successfully unlocking the congested transport network, and tackling localised air quality problems, was the requirement for delivering a sustainable transport system fit for purpose, including the need to deliver a robust cycle and pedestrian network to support modal shift from the reliance on the use of the private car.

Wider benefits of the scheme included:

  • 74,000 new cyclists in the town each year
  • Creates a ‘sense of place’ and an ‘arrival into Bodmin’ through the delivery of high quality materials and good street design
  • Improves access to employment and education
  • Initiates regeneration of the town centre by supporting aspirations set out in the Bodmin Masterplan and Better Bodmin Plan
  • Supports £3.8m of previous investment into cycling
  • An additional spend of at least £1.2m in the town centre a year as direct result (excluding overnight stays)
  • Management of the Air Quality Management Area at Church Square by improving traffic flows